WEDU PBS and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Partner in Hosting Give Day Tampa Bay on May 3

Online 24-hour event aims to raise more than two million dollars for local nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay
TAMPA, Fla. - April 22, 2016 - PRLog -- WEDU PBS announced today the public broadcasting station, located on N Boulevard near the University of Tampa, will again serve as the Headquarters and Media Hub during the upcoming third annual Give Day Tampa Bay on May 3, 2016.

As the strategic media partner for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, WEDU PBSaimsto raise awareness in support of Tampa Bay area nonprofits, philanthropic giving and volunteerism. Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The midnight-to-midnight event showcases local nonprofits and makes giving easy.

As the Headquarters and Media Hub, WEDU will highlight Give Day Tampa Bay festivities through an online web stream from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. alternating live studio segments with remote reports in the community featuring local nonprofit organizations and providing awareness to the giving campaign that raised $1.75 million last year for local charities. Segments, which can be watched at, will be hosted by local media professionals including Geoff Simon, host of Suncoast Business Forum; Cathy Unruh, host of Up Close; Rob Lorei, host of Florida This Week; Ernest Hooper, columnist at the Tampa Bay Times; Lissette Campos, host of Positively Tampa Bay on ABC Action News; Ian Reitz and Alison Kropf of WTSP Channel 10; Dewayne Staats, broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays; and others to be announced.

WEDU will also open its doors throughout the day hosting themed activities and updating the leaderboard. As a focused online and social media fundraising event, nonprofit organizations are invited to run their campaign from the WEDU studios and may be featured during one of the live streamed segments. Donors will also be welcome to visit the studio to participate in the day's activities, meet representatives from local nonprofits and take a tour of WEDU, West Central Florida's primary PBS station.

To learn more about Give Day Tampa Bay, visit To find updates for activities to be held at the WEDU PBS Berkman Family Broadcast Center and on-air schedule, visit

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